The Windows command prompt is a command-line tool that helps you to execute various commands. You can also run the CMD with elevated privileges. But some users have experienced an issue, where they find that they are unable to But in recent days, many users stated that they are unable to run Command Prompt as an administrator. When they try to do that – nothing happens!
Command Prompt won’t run as Administrator
If you can’t run Command Prompt as administrator on Windows 10, then one of these suggestions is sure to help you:
- Create a Shortcut for the Command Prompt
- Create a new user account
- Try using Safe Mode
- Other ways to open an elevated command prompt
- Repair the System Image.
Let’s see them in detail.
1] Create a Shortcut for the Command Prompt
To create a shortcut, right-click on the desktop and select New > Shortcut. In the Create Shortcut dialog box, type the following location and then click Next to continue.
In the next screen, type a name for this shortcut. After that, click Finish to create it.
Once the shortcut gets added to the desktop, right-click on it and select Properties from the context menu. On the Shortcut tab of the cmd Properties wizard, click on the Advanced button.
In order to protect your device from unauthorized activity, mark the Run as administrator checkbox when a pop-up menu appears on the screen. And, click the OK button.
That’s it. Now, double-click on the newly created shortcut to start the Command Prompt as an administrator.
2] Create a new user account to run Command Prompt as administrator
Experiencing interruption while opening an elevated command problem might be associated with the user account. It is because this situation comes when the user account gets corrupted or damaged. In this case, you need to create a new user account to fix the problem quickly.
3] Try using Safe Mode
If unfortunately none of the above workarounds helps you in resolving the issue, you need to open your Windows 10 PC in safe mode because it is a great place to find the actual troubleshooting issues.
Once you are in the Safe Mode, try to check the problem by running the elevated command prompt. If you don’t find any issue while checking, then you need to start troubleshooting the problem in Clean Boot State.
4] Other ways to open an elevated command prompt
See if any of the other ways to open it works for you.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager. Click on File menu > Run new task. To open a command prompt window, type cmd. Remember to check the Create this task with administrative privileges check-box. Then hit Enter.
- You can also open an elevated Command Prompt from the Task Manager using CTRL key.
- Or then simply open the Start Menu and start typing the command line. Next, hold the Shift and Ctrl keys, and then hit Enter to open the command line in an elevated command prompt.
- Open an elevated command prompt using CMD
- Run Commands from Windows Start Search Box as an Administrator
- Run commands from Explorer address bar
- How to always run Command Prompt as Administrator.
5] Repair the System Image
If nothing helps, you may need to Repair the System Image using the DISM command.
All the best!